Review: Harley Quinn #22

[Editor’s Note: This review may contain spoilers]

Writers: Jimmy Palmiotti & Amanda Conner

Artists: John Timms, Alex Sinclair, & Dave Sharpe

 

Summary

It’s always stressful when your parents come over to see you for holidays or celebrations. You want them to see you have your life together and are awesome. Imagine how much more stressful it is for Harleen Quinzel, psychiatrist turned supervillain, turned…superhero? Anti-hero? Who knows what she is anymore? She certainly doesn’t, now that the news is reporting her as a hero of New York!

In this issue, we get to meet Harley’s parents and hear about her brothers!! She has brothers! One of them even has a band called Horror Toilette! While the reader gets to learn about the Quinzel family tree, we also see Harley’s worst nightmares! What if her parents meet all her roommates, her beaver, and her girlfriend, none other than the infamous Gotham criminal and eco-terrorist Poison Ivy!!

In other stories, Harley Quinn of old is meeting up with some old friends and is brought in to help with a bit of a robbery on the side! Her friends have a particular set of skills and she even hires one of them to help with a little remodeling of their home base!

We are also introduced to The Grison, named after a south American weasel. How might this new thief get herself entangled with Harley and the Joker?

 

Positives

This issue was a lot of fun! From seeing Harley dressed in “Normal” everyday clothes and lacking her signature white skin. That specifically, seeing Harley with a normal human complexion, makes this issue on it’s own. Finally getting to meet her family, and seemingly all of them at once, is surely a treat! Not to mention it’s always great to see a Palmiotti and Conner nude brawl starring Harley. You’ll have to read the issue to see that one.

 

Negatives

There are no negatives worth mentioning in this issue.

 

Verdict

This was a solid issue, start to finish with a glimpse of the past in two separate ways! It’s a great time and Harley fans will love it!

 

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Konrad Secord-Reitz

Hello, I am a 24 yr old writer. I've been writing on various topics for five years and want to write about what I love, Comics. I've been reading Graphic Novels for a long time and started reading issue by issue with The New-52 and haven't stopped since. I hope to write many interesting articles for you all and inspire new fans!